Mavericks vs Nuggets odds, injury report, predictions, TV channel for Nov. 18

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks close their current five-game homestand with two straight against the Denver Nuggets. Dallas has won two of their last three, including a wild game against the rival LA Clippers where superstar Luka Doncic went for 35 points. The Mavs will be looking to close out the homestand strong against the shorthanded Nuggets.

Denver has lost two of their last three games, and Jamal Murray just joined reigning two-time MVP Nikola Jokic in the health and safety protocols. Both players have been ruled out for Friday’s game, and they are unlikely to play on Sunday either. Michael Porter Jr. will be asked to carry a massive offensive workload in Dallas with the two stars out.

Doncic will return on Friday after resting against the Rockets, and fans can bet that he will put on a show, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, predictions, and more on Friday’s contest against the Nuggets.

Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets odds, spread, over/under

According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavs are nine-point favorites, and they sit at minus-405 on the moneyline. The over/under for Friday’s contest is 216.0.

FanDuel has all the player props fans desire too, so be sure to check back closer to tipoff for all the latest.

Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets injury report

Maxi Kleber was again ruled out with a back injury after a scary fall against the Clippers. It will be his second straight game on the sidelines. JaVale McGee is probable to return after missing three consecutive games with a neck injury. The Mavs also ruled out Jaden Hardy, McKinley Wright IV, and Tyler Dorsey as they are on G League assignment.

Nikola Jokic, Jamal Murray, and Collin Gillespie were all ruled out on the NBA’s official injury report. Aaron Gordon is listed as questionable with an illness, and Ish Smith is doubtful as he nurses a calf strain. The Nuggets will be shorthanded in Dallas on Nov. 18.

Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets how to watch

Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET

TV channels: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks' local market), Altitude (Denver's local market)

How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks vs Denver Nuggets predictions

Luka Doncic is locked in after missing Wednesday’s game, and he goes for 37 on Friday in a Mavericks win. The shorthanded Nuggets try multiple looks, but number 77 solves them all as he chips in nine rebounds and eight dimes for good measure.

Christian Wood drops 22 and Spencer Dinwiddie nets 17 as the Mavs win at the American Airlines Center. The game gets too close for comfort again in the fourth quarter before Dallas finishes things off in the final five minutes.

Dallas Mavericks next game and schedule

The Mavs wrap up their five-game homestand with two straight against the Nuggets before heading on the road for three straight versus Eastern Conference contenders. Here is a look at their next three games.

Nov. 20 vs Denver Nuggets at 6:30 p.m. CT

Nov. 23 at Boston Celtics at 6:30 p.m. CT

Nov. 26 at Toronto Raptors at 4:00 p.m. CT

The Dallas Mavericks need to take care of the Nuggets without Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray, so Luka Doncic must stay locked in and lead them to victory on Friday night. What will number 77 do? Tune in to find out.

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